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Mar 2018

Newscaf: Female firsts

Looking back at some of the female firsts in Australian history as captured through the NFSA's Television News and Current Affairs Program (Newscaf).

Beth Taylor

Mike Walsh and friends

As well as featuring the biggest stars from around the world, The Mike Walsh Show kept Aussies entertained with a bevy of quirky guests.

Beth Taylor
Feb 2018

The first Sydney Mardi Gras

On the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a new NFSA digital restoration of the documentary Witches, Faggots, Dykes and Poofters goes back to where it all started.

Stephen Groenewegen

Louie the Fly

A look at the creation of the iconic 'Louie the Fly' jingle, named by the NFSA in 2018 as one of the Sounds of Australia.

Amanda Diaz

Merle Oberon: The Lost Tasmanian

On her birthday, we share images of Merle Oberon from the NFSA's Taussig Film Stills Collection. Publicity for the Hollywood star always claimed she was born in Tasmania but a different story emerged after her death.

Tenille Hands

Newscaf: Apology to the Stolen Generations

The prime minister apologised to Australia's Indigenous peoples on 13 February 2008. We revisit the story through footage from the NFSA News and Current Affairs Program.

Adam Blackshaw

Characters and costumes

Jenny Gall takes a look at some classic Australian film costumes and how they've shaped the memorable characters who wore them.

Jenny Gall
Jan 2018

Newscaf 30th Anniversary

We're celebrating 30 years of our News and Current Affairs Program in 2018 by revisiting the big news stories that captivated a generation.

Bronwyn Barnett

Heath Ledger: A Portrait

Heath Ledger’s career and life were tragically cut short, but his international success and the calibre of his performances will endure the test of time.

Graham Shirley

Matt Nettheim in Starstruck

Matt Nettheim shares insights into his work as on-set stills photographer on films featured in the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition.

Jessica Bolton